Covid-19 Event notice for all delegates
BMJ and IHI are committed to protecting visitors to events. We have considered the vital impact that International Forum attendees falling ill may have on the management of healthcare and the outcomes for patients in addition to guidance issued by the Government Offices of Sweden and accordingly, we have put in place the following safeguards.
In accordance with guidance issued by the Government Offices of Sweden we will ask you:
|Do you have any symptoms that could be signs of Covid-19?||If you have any symptoms that could be a sign of Covid-19, then you may be denied entry to the event. If you are aware that you have any symptoms, even if they are mild, you should not attend the event. BMJ strongly advises you to follow the advice issued by the Government Offices of Sweden – if you experience any symptoms of Covid-19, stay at home and avoid close contact with others.|
During the event
We ask you to be mindful of the risks to delegates, their colleagues, families and patients, and to adhere to the following precautionary measures during the event:
|If you are able to wear a face covering during the event, we recommend that you do so.|
|Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the event. Please use it where possible. If hand sanitiser runs out, please notify a member of the International Forum staff.|
|Please maintain social distancing from other people at all times. To reduce risks from being in close contact, the International Forum has staggered event times, and increased ventilation as much as possible.|
If you are travelling to the event from a country outside of Sweden then you may need to comply with additional restrictions and prohibitions affecting international travel.
Before departing please ensure that you are aware of the latest requirements and how it will affect your travel arrangements to the event:
|Arriving in Sweden||Please ensure you are aware of the Government of Sweden’s requirements for entry into Sweden. The following websites may be helpful to you:
We recommend that you continue to regularly check the latest guidance in the lead up to (and immediately before) your scheduled departure.
|Departure and return to your country of origin||Please ensure you are aware of any requirements which may be applicable for your return journey to your country of origin. We recommend that you continue to regularly check the latest guidance in the lead up to (and immediately before) your scheduled departures. If your journey includes a stop in another country, you should take account of any requirements for transit through that country.|
|Airlines and other passenger services||Please ensure that you check with your airline or other travel service for any requirements that they may have as a condition of using their services.|
You will appreciate that the current covid-19 situation is constantly evolving. We continue to follow Government event guidance and will continue to update delegates in the lead up to our event.